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June 9, 2014
WEFTEC® Ranks Among the Fastest-Growing U.S. Trade Shows
WEFTEC 2013 Recognized for Attendance Growth by Trade Show Executive Magazine
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Water Environment Federation (WEF) proudly announces that WEFTEC—WEF’s Annual Technical Exhibition & Conference—has been recognized as one of the nation’s fastest-growing trade shows by Trade Show Executive (TSE), a top publication in the meetings industry. WEFTEC 2013 was part of an elite group of 90 U.S. trade shows that were named in this year’s TSE Fastest 50, specifically ranking fourteenth in the attendance growth category.
The select group was honored last month in Chicago (Ill.) at the Trade Show Executive Fastest 50 Awards and Summit, where WEFTEC was also presented as one of twelve featured case studies for best practices and notable achievement.
“Since 1928, WEF has worked hard to make WEFTEC of great value to our members and the entire water profession. The success of each year solidifies a well-earned reputation as the must-attend event for those seeking to be leaders in sustainable water management, best practices, and cutting-edge innovation,” said WEF Executive Director Eileen O’Neill. “This recognition from Trade Show Executive is a great honor that helps us show that a legacy event such as WEFTEC can consistently achieve record gains in attendance, which in our view, equates to recognition of quality by the profession that WEF is committed to serve.”
The Fastest 50 Awards & Summit is an annual forum for national and international show managers to learn, network and celebrate industry achievements. At the event,TSE honors the fastest-growing trade shows held in the U.S. during the previous year. According to the publication, the selected trade shows eclipsed all others in 2013 by growing dramatically more in net square feet of exhibit space, exhibitors and/or attendance.
“Innovative approaches to programming, registration and marketing keep WEFTEC not only on the leading edge of the water profession, but also in the trade show and events industry,” continued O’Neill. “WEF is sincerely grateful to everyone who has contributed to the show’s success and looks forward to another outstanding event later this year in New Orleans.”
Make THE Water Quality Event, YOUR Water Quality Event
Scheduled for Sept. 27-Oct. 1 at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center in New Orleans (La.), WEFTEC 2014 will feature 145 technical sessions, 35 workshops, 11 mobile sessions, 8 facility tours, numerous events and nearly 1,000 exhibiting companies displaying the latest in water quality research technology and services.
Don’t miss your chance to be where the greatest minds in water meet. Register today at www.weftec.org.
Note to editors: Complimentary registration is available for credentialed media representatives in advance until Friday, August 29 and then onsite in Room 269 of the New Orleans Morial Convention Center beginning Sunday, September 28 at 8:30 a.m. Please visit the online press room for more details.
Founded in 1928, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization of 36,000 individual members and 75 affiliated Member Associations representing water quality professionals around the world. WEF members, Member Associations and staff proudly work to achieve our mission to provide bold leadership, champion innovation, connect water professionals, and leverage knowledge to support clean and safe water worldwide. To learn more, visit www.wef.org.